The Children's Law Committee addresses issues related to children's legal rights and juvenile justice. 


Committee Goals

Legal Education
Educate members of the Bar regarding not only new laws impacting children and current trends in child welfare, but also regarding basic information to enable them to be more effective advocates for children.

Legislative Initiatives
Draft, evaluate, and support legislation in an effort to improve the legal system for children.

Public Information
Provide resources and information to members of the public in order to make the legal system more accessible. The Committee has provided information on the following topics for the public portion of the Bar website:


Resources

A Quick Guide for South Carolina Safe Havens
Adoption
Autism
Child Abuse and Neglect
Child Custody
Child Immigration Law
Child Support
Children with Disabilities
Drivers Licenses
Early Childhood Care
Guardian Ad Litem
Homeless Students
Juvenile Justice
K-12 Education
LGBT Children or Parents
Name Changes for Children
Social Media
Truancy
Who is a "Child"?


Helpful Links

The Family Court Process for Children Charged with Criminal and Status Offenses in South Carolina
USC Children's Law Center

Contact

Committee Chair:

April Lawhon Gremillion
april.gremillion@gmail.com
(803) 543-1505

 

Staff Contact:

Caitlin Watson
(803) 576-3782
cwatson@scbar.org